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A monthly update from the Center for Sustainability for the Santa Clara University community.

  •  Take Action: Water Conservation

    Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect for water conservation.
    REDUCE: cleaning & gardening
    REUSE: graywater tips
    RECYCLE: conserving behaviors
    RESPECT: water and food
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
    Learn some tips on how to use water efficiently in your garden.
  •  2014 Residence Energy Challenge

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    Lights out, SCU! This year, we have two leagues for the competing residence halls. Find out what you and your RLC can do to get ahead in 2014 Residence Energy Challenge.
    Energy Challenge 2014 logo
  •  Tonya Nilsson: Engineering a Better Future

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    Profile: Tonya Nilsson
    As both a teacher and leader, Tonya Nilsson has been a forerunner in our University’s effort to promote a culture of sustainability on campus and throughout the world.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    Hoofprint Challenge: New Year, (Re)new Pledge!
    New Delivery Season for CSA boxes!
    Students For Safe Drug Disposal
    Zero-Power Hour
    Women's Water Polo Green Game
    Low-Carbon Valentine's Day Social
    Rainbow Prom
    SCU Unplugged
    Raised Bed Building Workshop
    A Dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    Do you turn off your computer at the end of each day? Computers that have not been shut down, even when not in use, consume watts of energy. Learn about a great program on campus to reduce the energy usage of our computers.
  •  Take Action: Energy and Climate

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect regarding energy & climate
    REDUCE: time spent indoors
    REUSE: textiles & clothes
    RECYCLE: cell phones & electronics
    RESPECT: facts about climate change
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    How much energy goes into producing your food? Learn how to cook "low-carbon" meals during The Forge Garden's Valentine's Day Social.
  •  Solution for hard-to-recycle items: Terracycle

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Our campus collects certain items that would have been sent to the landfill after one use, but are now being upcycled to a create new products.
  •  A paperless office: Disabilities Resources

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    This month marks the Office of Disabilities Resources’ one-year anniversary of going completely paperless. Learn about their process and how they accomplished this operational goal.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
    Garden to Table Spring 2014 Internships
    Think Outside the Bottle Kick-Off
    Around the Table Photo Gallery
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Dr. King's Birthday
    4th Annual Eco-Fashion & Art Show
    Kick-Off Event for the Residence Energy Challenge
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Each time we avoid purchasing a new article of clothing, we reduce waste! The 4th annual Eco-Fashion & Art Show will showcase apparel created with reused and recyclable materials and designed by individuals from across campus.
  •  Take Action

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle and respect for a zero-waste 2014 resolution.
    REDUCE: the amount you purchase
    REUSE: last year’s materials
    RECYCLE: holiday leftovers with help from Earth 911
    RESPECT: local recycling facilities and their employees
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
    Students participate in the Forge Garden’s first neighborhood worm composting pilot.
  •  Frugal Innovation Lab: Engineering solutions for a sustainable world

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    In SCU's School of Engineering, a groundbreaking new program contributes to the University vision of building a more humane, just, and sustainable world. Founded by Professor Radha Basu, the Frugal Innovation Lab (FIL) is an epitome of the School's theme, "Engineering with a Mission."
  •  Thane Kreiner: Directing global innovation-based entrepreneurship

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    When the opportunity to be at the Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) arose, it was a dream come true for Thane Kreiner, one that came a bit early, yet fulfilled his desire to work on science and technology purely for social benefit.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    SCU Hoofprint Challenge
    Wildlife Conservation Day
    December SCOOPS Meeting
    Intern with Silicon Valley Power
    Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive
    Human Rights Day
    Terra Madre Day
    Free Shipping Day
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    What do the white crosses in front of the Mission Church represent? They are a reminder of our close ties to communities in El Salvador.
  •  Take Action

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    Tips to dominate in the Hoofprint Challenge!
    REDUCE: shower time and conserve water
    REUSE: a hot thermal mug for holiday drinks
    RECYCLE: energy bar wrappers and beauty products
    RESPECT: the local community and volunteer an hour at the Forge Garden
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden

    Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
    The Forge Garden is a part of the global urban farming movement.
 

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